Monday, November 15, 2010
90.2% of those arrested for murder and 96.7% of those arrested for shooting someone in New York City are black and Hispanic
Black arrestees (53.8%) and Hispanic arrestees (36.4%) account for the majority of murder and non-negligent manslaughter arrestees while white arrestees (7.1%) and Asian/Pacific Islander (2.2%) arrestees account for the remaining portions of the murder and non-negligent manslaughter arrest population. Black arrestees (70.9%) and Hispanic arrestees (25.8%) account for the majority of shooting arrests. White arrestees (2.5%) and Asian/Pacific Islander (0.9%) account for the remaining portion of the shooting arrest population.